The federal government and the Obama administration are under fire for a variety of unconstitutional programs aimed at both militarizing and controlling local police and law enforcement, including supplying a vast array of sophisticated U.S. Defense Department “weapons of war” to city and county governments. Billions of dollars in military equipment has already been handed to municipal police departments and county sheriffs’ offices nationwide under the rapidly expanding federal schemes, but concerns from across the political spectrum are growing quickly as well.
According to the General Accountability Office, the Transportation Security Administration has spent $900 million on a program to detect suspicious airplane passengers but has failed to nab a single terrorist.
A document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA is intent on maintaining its dominance in intelligence collection and has pledged to expand upon those powers.
In a 5-4 vote on November 19, the Supreme Court declined to block a new Texas law that imposes some moderate restrictions on abortion. Consequently, the law will remain in effect pending an appeal at the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
A legal scholar has asserted that President Obama’s announced "fix" for the fumble he caused in his ObamaCare rollout is unconstitutional.
Seattle is the latest metropolitan area to take money from the DHS to install sophisticated surveillance equipment.